SCDOT crews conducting noise testing for I-526 widening proposal

I-526 will be discussed at a SIB meeting Thursday
I-526 will be discussed at a SIB meeting Thursday
Published: Apr. 5, 2019 at 2:28 PM EDT
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CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) -The South Carolina Department of Transportation is working with crews to conduct traffic noise analysis for proposed improvements to I-526 in Charleston County.

The improvements are in regards to a 7-mile widening project.

The project would expand I-526 from four lanes to six lanes between Paul Cantrell Boulevard in West Ashley and Rivers Avenue in North Charleston.

The 7-mile stretch is being monitored 24 hours per day using “meters,” according to a spokesperson for SCDOT.

Some residents have voiced concerns about how the widening might impact traffic and noise in their neighborhoods.

In response, the City of North Charleston and SCDOT held a public meeting to discuss the project several weeks ago.

Plans to widen I-526 have not been finalized yet.

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